Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

- Acts 2:38

Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation.

Through Baptism, God enables us to participate in his life in Jesus Christ and makes us his children. It is through this sacrament that we receive the Holy Spirit and become members of the People of God, of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. Baptism becomes our commitment to grow in this new life and to strive to acquire spiritual maturity. By baptism, God purifies us from sin.

Baptism is the sacrament of faith which has the Risen Christ as its source, and it is the offer of salvation for all people. Intimately linked to Confirmation and to Eucharist, Baptism is, with these two sacraments, Christian Initiation. The child is baptized in the faith of his/her parents, of his/her godparents and of the Church.


Baptism Preparation for Infants

At St. Gerard’s, baptisms are celebrated with the community at weekend Masses. Parents and godparents engage in a series of preparatory sessions to enrich and support their role as primary teacher of their children.

Preparation for parents, including discussion of the signs, symbols and meaning of baptism, is required prior to the celebration of the Sacrament. There are several opportunities during the year for preparation classes. Registration is accepted at the Parish Office on an on-going basis. Call today - 306.782.2449.

Baptisms are not scheduled during Advent or Lent.